Where to Survive Natural Disasters
When choosing a place to relocate in the event of an emergency or disaster, there are a lot of factors to consider, and it greatly depends on whether it’s a man-made or a natural disaster. When considering natural disasters, it’s important to note where these types of disasters occur most often.
For instance, earthquakes do not occur in Indiana, Kansas, North Dakota, Florida, Texas, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, or Louisiana, so these states can go on a “safer” list. However, when you consider some of these states are susceptible to tornadoes or hurricanes, you’ll find that Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Kansas and Florida are eliminated, which means only the Dakotas are truly safe. Earthquakes don’t occur that often in places like Utah, Arizona, or New Mexico, either so these states might be worth considering if you have no other options, at least as far as natural disasters go.
When we factor in man-made disasters, it’s a whole different ball game.
Where to Survive Man-made Situations
In urban areas that are higher density, you can actually end up safer in many ways. In a man-made situation such as martial law, where the government will be trying to control the masses, you will have to be able to blend into the masses. That doesn’t mean you should pick any major city. Rather you should pick a city that has a higher population density like Grand Rapids or Green Bay. These cities can provide you with all the survival materials you’ll need while keeping you away from the highest levels of martial law and risks found in high-population areas. Places you’ll want to avoid are shown on the map by state and include:
- Atlanta (home of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Washington D.C
- New York City
- San Francisco
- San Diego
On the other hand, if you’re already rooted in New York City, you might find it easier to survive there rather than trying to relocate to a place you are not familiar with. The important thing is to make sure you have the proper materials needed to survive, and you’re at minimal risk.
For most preppers, survival in the untamed wilderness is preferable to simply “blending in,” but it has its own difficulties. You’ll need survival resources as well as shelter, so you have to be particular in your choice or would have had to already made preparations beforehand with necessities like emergency food storage and water supplies as well as important things like off-grid electricity. If you can get close to Canada so you can leave the country if you need to, that’s more ideal.